Step Up For Sligo!
As the world copes with the impact of COVID19, Sligo PPN and Sligo Volunteer Centre, supported by The Sligo Champion, want to recognise the wonderful acts of community support and volunteering that have been taking place across the county. We want to celebrate all those who chose to Step Up For Sligo.
Are you one of the many people across Sligo who have stepped up to support their neighbours, friends and community? Have you helped take care of older family or neighbours? Have you raised money for charity? Delivered food or other essential items? Have you helped to homeschool younger children? Or helped people use technology to stay connected with their loved ones? What else have you done?
We want to hear your story.
Help create a long-lasting record of the valuable role you played, or continue to play, in your community as it faces the challenges brought by COVID-19. Tell the story through your own eyes.
Share your photographs, video clips, stories, and anything else that tells your story of volunteering in Sligo this unprecedented time. Details on how to get involved and tips to help you tell your story are here.
Your images, videos and stories will be shared on this website and the PPN social channels.
At the end of Summer, we will create a montage of your submissions, telling your story of how people volunteered to support their community through COVID19. This will be shown at the PPN Awards Ceremony once Covid-19 restrictions allow. Some content may also be used in other national and local media.
Sligo PPN want to hear from everyone on this project. So, if you organise volunteering activity, are an active volunteer, create content to tell a volunteering story, or work hard to like and share the content we publish on our social channels with your community, we would like to acknowledge your efforts.
However, we particularly encourage younger people to use their social media networking skills to promote content and get the message about this project as far as possible. The PPN will award certificates, upon request, to all those younger people who take part in this project.
Those who make a particular effort in terms of content creation and generation of interest will be recognised at the Countywide PPN Awards Event, once rescheduled post Covid-19.
““I nominate Anderson’s restaurant for recognition on the amazing trojan help they were during lockdown.
They voluntarily cooked, provided, and delivered 100 dinners daily to the vulnerable of Sligo town, my parents aged 80/86 being 2 of them, and my friend that is in delicate health every day and offered to pick up bread milk and papers on the way.
The drivers were especially amazing and even called to my parents with a daily dog treat and always time for a wee natter.
It meant that my sisters in Dublin Donegal and county Sligo didn’t have to worry about our cocooned elder lemons and dinners were always fresh and tasty.
Anderson’s really deserve to be recognized and their amazing delivery men”
Andersons recently featured on RTE 1 featuring their 100 free meals a day to the vulnerable. See video here.